A man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a lorry and became trapped.

Police were called to Clapton Common in Stamford Hill shortly after 9am this morning (September 4).

It was reported that a lorry had collided with a pedestrian and that a man had been trapped.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the man’s injuries were life-threatening, with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) rushing him to a “major trauma centre”.

A LAS spokesperson said that medics arrived at the scene within two and a half minutes of being called.

An incident response officer, an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast-response car and London’s Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that they responded to the crash, making sure that the scene was safe and stabilising the lorry.

Fire crews from Tottenham, Stoke Newington and Bethnal Green remained in Clapton Common until just after 10.15am.

The road has been shut throughout the morning while emergency services attended the scene.

Pictures taken in the aftermath of the crash showed a large police cordon in place while emergency services worked at the front of the lorry.